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No Plans? No Problem! Things To Do This Weekend On The First Coast

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

Classical music, classic comedy and some 'lovely' art are on display this weekend on the First Coast.Friday, February 7 — Tonight the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to Fabio Mechett's 14 years as music director and principal conductor. The honorary event will not only include a reception dinner but performances by the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra as well as guest pianist Arnaldo Cohen and violinist Elmar Oliveira of the JSA. Information at

Saturday, February 8 — Can't get enough? Head to the Times-Union Center at 8 p.m. to listen to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Fabio Mechett perform Mozart's comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro. Ticket info at

Saturday, February 8 — Baton down the hatches! Pirates are taking over Lynch's Irish Pub from 3 to 9 p.m. for Void Magazine's 3rd Annual Jaxparilla. More info on Facebook.

Saturday, February 8 — WAPE 95.1 and Suite Jacksonville host the 2014 Bitter Ball with special guest Brody Jenner of Keeping Up with the Kardashians fame. Event starts at 9 p.m., 21 and up only. More info at Eventbrite.

Sunday, February 9 — Come together for "Love is All You Need: A Pop Up Art Show," work centered around love, or the lack of love. Live music, food and local artists at the Aasrdwolf Brewery from 5-9 p.m. More info on Facebook.

You can see more events at The Specktator's Facebook page.

Remember to tune in to First Coast Connect Thursdays at around 9:50 a.m. to hear 'Around Town' with Jacksonville Magazine's Kerry Speckman for a preview of upcoming weekend events.

Kerry Speckman shares her unique perspective and observations on people, places and events on Florida's First Coast (aka Northeast Florida) — and beyond.
WJCT News Intern Scott Harrison is a Journalism Major at Flagler College. He also reports for the college's campus news website, The Gargoyle.